Sequoia National Park Things to Do

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  • 1. Moro Rock

    Moro Rock is well worth the climb for its views over the park and the high Sierra's in the distance. To get there you can either take a shuttle from the Giant Forest Museum or take a 1 1/2 mile hike....

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  • 2. Tunnel Log

    If you are looking for the Tunnel Tree in either Sequoia, King's Canyon or even Yosemite, you are out of luck. That poor creature who had its base tunneled through for tourism was never in fact in any...

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  • 3. Crystal Cave Trail

    The narrow and winding Crystal Cave Road is only 7 miles long, but has over 100 turns as it twists its way through forest and foothills to the entrance of Crystal Cave. There are a multitude of...

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  • 4. Sherman Tree

    The General Sherman Tree is considered the largest living tree by volume. It is neither the tallest or widest but if you combine its 275 foot height with its 102 foot ground circumference, it is a...

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  • 5. King's Canyon National Park

    Though the Grant Grove Trail is located in King's Canyon National Park, it fits more into the mold of walks in Sequoia National Park. This half mile loop is wheel chair accessible and brings visitors...

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  • 6. Hospital Rock

    Hospital Rock is located just outside the entrance to Buckeye Flat campground on the southern end of Generals Highway. There's a small picnic area here, and plenty of parking, then you can cross the...

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  • 7. Sequoia National Park

    There are many miles of hiking trails in Sequoia National Park. I was not able to hike very much outside the Foothills Area because when I got to the higher elevations there was too much snow and I...

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  • 8. Congress Trail

    The Congress Trail starts at the General Sherman Tree and is probably the most popular in the park. For this reason, try to get on this trail early to not only get a parking spot but also to enjoy the...

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  • 9. Lake Kaweah

    This resevoir on the Kaweah River outside the park would probably fall under Lemon Cove or Three Rivers, but I'm putting it here. The lake is surrounded by the foothills of the Sierra, and there is...

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  • 10. Crescent Meadow

    Crescent Meadow is a lovely area that you can walk around in a 1.8 mile loop that picks up 190 feet. Though you are walking in the forest, it circles a nice lush open area that is great for spotting...

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  • 11. Tokopah Falls

    Deep inside the park, surrounded by mountains, are the Tokopah Falls. The hiking trail to these falls winds through some of the lovliest parts of the park. It's of moderate length, and mildly...

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  • 12. Beetle Rock

    Beetle Rock is nothing spectacular: it's basically a tiny granite dome with a nice view of the Middle Fork Canyon and the Foothills. You can't see any snowcapped peaks or lakes from here, but the...

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  • 13. Hazelwood Nature Trail

    This is a good 1-mile (some signs say 3/4-mile) loop that leads through the Giant Forest, explaining the history of the park and showcasing many giant sequoias. Though it's not the best trail for...

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  • 14. McKinley Tree

    If you've wanted to photograph a monarch giant sequoia from base to crown, but haven't been able to, try visiting the McKinley Tree, on the Congress Trail. From the base of the tree, a trail leads to...

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  • 15. Sierra Trail

    If I knew how beautiful this trail would be, I would've alloted way more time on it. From Crescent Meadow, the trail begins by climbing gently through sequoias in Giant Forest. While hiking this...

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  • 16. Tokopah Valley Trail

    There is no reason to miss this trail: it's only 3.5 miles round trip, and it leads to a beautiful view. From the Trailhead, the trail leads through slightly rocky terrain and alternating forest and...

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  • 19. Meet the People

    As always, I enjoyed talking to the people I met along the way; both rangers/ other workers and fellow travelers. Here are three of the rangers I talked two and...

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  • 20. General Grant

    Although I have photos identified of our visit to Kings Canyon park, I am getting the details from the NPS website because it has been almost 40 years since we...

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  • 21. Boyden Caverns - Kings Canyon/Sequoia NP

    Boyden Caverns is located at 74101 E. Kings Canyon Road, in Kings Canyon National Park, California. You must pay park entry, and the cavern has its own fee, not...

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  • 22. Tharp's Cabin

    Tharp's Cabin has the distinction of being not only the oldest pioneer cabin in the park but also home to its first non-Naive settler, Hale Tharp who...

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  • 23. Giant Forest Museum & Big Trees Loop

    The Giant Forest Museum is a great place to start your exploration of the park. This state of the art visitor center does a great job of trying to explain not...

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  • 24. Big Trees Trail

    This is a very pleasant little walk - it's an easy, paved, fairly level, and accessible trail (mostly paved, some boardwalk.) It circles around a nice open...

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  • 25. The Auto Log

    As you might guess, this is a tree that fell many years ago - folks would drive their car on it for the novelty. You can't do that anymore, and as a result, the...

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